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“A miracle of knowledge and poetry.”

– Gramophone

Outstanding musicians, champions of new Canadian chamber music, and visionary artistic directors, Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves forge a musical legacy through live performances, recordings and a determination to provoke thought about our world through art.

Dark Tales

“Dark Tales” – with original music by Canadian composer Alice Ping Yee Ho and animator Duncan Major – is a 50 minute live immersive musical and visual experience inspired by Tom Dawe’s book An Old Man’s Winter Night, illustrated by Veselina Tomova. Inside a magical and unique sensory environment filled with phantoms, fairies, fetches, and folklore, Dark Tales explores the mysteries of the supernatural, as well as our collective struggles with desire, love, grief, and regret.

Latest Video

César Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano – Duo Concertante

Duo Concertante perform the César Franck Sonata. Written as a wedding present for the great Belgium violinist Eugene Ysaÿe, it is a musical journey chronicling stages of an intimate, long term partnership – from the initial infatuation, through intense passion, crisis and conflict, to a final place of acceptance and deep connection.

Ecology of Being

New Recording

“Ecology of Being” on Marquis Classics features six commissioned works inspired by nature and the climate emergency. These pieces speak to our interconnectedness to the environment, our complicity in the world’s rapid changes, and what we are leaving the next generation. They also pay tribute to the gloriousness of our earth and the power of nature, recognizing our dependence on it for survival, resilience, and healing, and our responsibilities as stewards of the Earth.

We were honoured to be featured in the eleventh issue of smART magazine. In this interview with Arlan Vriens, we talk about our role in helping shape the future of classical music, commissioning and upcoming projects, Ecology of Being, Newfoundland, and the Tuckamore Festival.

Upcoming Concerts

Duo Concertante  

DateCityVenueCountry
Jun 21, 2024St. John’s, NLTuckamore FestivalCanada Tickets
Jul 07, 2024Kensington, PEIMusic Under the SpireCanada Tickets
Jul 17, 2024Lunenburg, NSMusique RoyaleCanada
Time: 12:00pm.

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As Canada’s preeminent chamber music duo, Nancy and Tim have received accolades across the globe through live performances and 13 acclaimed albums, commissioned over 65 new works from Canadian composers, and are founders and co-Artistic Directors of the renowned Tuckamore Festival. Their name – Duo Concertante comes from Beethoven’s inscription in the “Kreutzer” sonata, “in stilo molto concertante,” which implies the two performers are equal, dynamic voices.

“Suspended between poetry and romance, never do [they] sacrifice beauty of sound for the sake of virtuosity.”

– LA SCENA MUSICALE, MONTREAL

“There’s simply not much you can do other than sit back, listen and be carried away by the complete artistry.”

– THE WHOLENOTE (TERRY ROBBINS)

“Majesty, passion, and excitement. They play with a wonderful give and take. Masterful and inspiring!”

– WIENER ZEITUNG
(VIENNA)

Latest Albums

Franz Schubert Music for Violin and Piano

Selected by CBC as one of Canada’s Top 20 Classical Albums of 2020.

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Invitation

A wonderful collaboration with clarinetist, Christine Carter.

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Perfect Light

“One of my favorites.”
–Santa Claus

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